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Trump bashes Inslee as ‘nasty person’ during coronavirus briefing

March 30, 2020, 9:50am Northwest

President Donald Trump lashed out at Gov. Jay Inslee on Sunday, calling him “a nasty person” and “a failed presidential candidate” and said he won’t call him — but has not halted his top aides from aiding Washington state. Read story

Marijuana deemed ‘essential’ in Washington, gets looser rules amid the coronavirus outbreak

March 30, 2020, 9:38am Business

Spokane —With manufacturing and tourism jobs in peril on the Olympic peninsula, longtime cannabis company owner Bethany Rondeaux recently increased hours for three of her part-time employees. Read story

Report: Mass breakout in Yakima started as jail riot

March 30, 2020, 9:35am Northwest

YAKIMA — Last week’s mass breakout from the Yakima County jail began with an inmate refusing to go back to his bed, leading to a riot. Read story

Everett property owner killed by tenant, police say

March 30, 2020, 9:34am Northwest

Everett police say they arrested a tenant whom they believe killed the landowner, then tried to move his body offsite Saturday. Read story

‘There’s a lot we don’t know’: UW researchers look at how coronavirus turns body against itself and kills

March 30, 2020, 6:05am Latest News

SEATTLE — Last Tuesday, a scientist working in a secure upper-floor laboratory in the University of Washington Medical Center’s South Lake Union campus cracked open a vial containing one of the first samples of live SARS-CoV-2 virus, with a goal of better understanding how and why it kills. Read story

Tribes expect little help in fight to protect elders from coronavirus

March 29, 2020, 2:45pm Latest News

SEATTLE — When a resident of the Tulalip Tribe here in western Washington tested positive for coronavirus, Chairwoman Teri Gobin quickly let her people know the tribe’s priority in limiting the spread. Read story

Trump approves major disaster declaration for Oregon

March 29, 2020, 1:58pm Latest News

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for Oregon due to the coronavirus outbreak, the White House announced Sunday. Read story

Inslee: Washington needs more coronavirus test supplies

March 29, 2020, 11:14am Latest News

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday that Washington state still has a shortage of coronavirus testing kits and again suggested the shutdown of most businesses and extreme social distancing would likely have to be extended to fight the disease. Read story

Tribes call $10B in stimulus bill ‘progress’

March 28, 2020, 6:41pm Northwest

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The sweeping bill that President Donald Trump signed will help better equip health care systems that serve Native Americans, improve the emergency response time on tribal lands, provide economic relief for tribal members, and help with food deliveries to low-income families and the elderly. Read story

Environmental groups complain about dam hearings teleconference format

March 28, 2020, 6:37pm Northwest

SPOKANE — Some environmental groups are complaining about the teleconference format for gathering public comments on a federal government proposal to save salmon runs on the Columbia River system. Read story